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Briefs - May 10, 2017

Briefs - May 10, 2017

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Crews respond to shed fire at Tonasket School District

Fire crews quickly extinguished a burning shed at the Tonasket School District Monday afternoon.

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Status hearing set for Worth

A status conference is set for May 15 for the man accused of shooting a gun at Brewster businessman Cass Gebbers in September 2016.

Briefs for May 3, 2017

Briefs for May 3, 2017.

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49 state patrol troopers sworn in

At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 49 Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by the Associate Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Mary E. Fairhurst.

Scaled-back meeting draws 10 people

About 10 people showed up April 20 for a scaled-back meeting called by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse to hear constituent concerns.

Three charged in stabbing case

Three people – two men and a 14-year-old girl – have been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with first-degree assault in the stabbing of another man.

Tonasket honored by House

The state House of Representatives has passed a resolution honoring longtime Colville tribal leader Mel Tonasket.

Power outage reported in Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas

The Okanogan County PUD is responding to an unplanned power outage in the Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas.

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Student earns Eagle rank

Phillip Law, a member of Boy Scout Troop 52 and a resident of Omak, has earned his Eagle Scout designation.

Snow survey: Yup, lots of water

The monthly snow survey has confirmed what most people already know: There’s been a ton of rain and show lately.

Tribe offers bounty on pike

The Colville Confederated Tribes is offering $10 a head for northern pike caught in the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam, the Spokane River upstream to Little Falls or the Kettle River.

Highway clearing continues

Work to reopen the North Cascades Highway continues, but state officials say the state’s northernmost Cascades crossing won’t be open until sometime after Memorial Day.

Distracted driving bill approved

Cody Meyer loved hiking at Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, and lighting off fireworks on the Fourth of July.

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Tonasket ponders annexation

There’s no room for expansion. That’s the message city planner Kurt Danison brought before the city council and a handful of local residents regarding a potential annexation of about 78.06 acres south of town.